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Michelle Monaghan Joins Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan In ‘The Coup’

Mike Fleming

Michelle Monaghan will star with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in The Coup, a thriller centered on an American family who moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves entangled in a violent coup with merciless rebels attacking the city. Devil helmer John Erick Dowdle will direct a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle.

Monaghan will play Wilson’s wife in the action thriller, which is scheduled to begin production in October. Crime Scene Pictures’ Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed up with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle to produce. Sierra/Affinity will be handling international sales beginning at Cannes while CAA is representing U.S. rights.

ICM-repped Monaghan, who is managed by Frank Frattaroli, recently wrapped Penthouse North and Tomorrow You’re Gone.

 

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Pierce Brosnan Joins ‘The Coup’ Cast

Pierce Brosnan The CoupPierce Brosnan will star alongside Owen Wilson in John Erick Dowdle’s The Coup, the Crime Scene Pictures thriller that begins production in October. The film, written by Dowdle and his brother Drew, centers on an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds itself entangled in a violent coup where merciless rebels are attacking the city. Brosnan, repped by CAA and attorney Stuart Brookman, will play a mysterious government operative. Crime Scene’s Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and producing with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales beginning next month at Cannes.

Related: Owen Wilson Returns To Action Mode In ‘The Coup’

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Owen Wilson Returns To Action Mode In ‘The Coup’

By | Tuesday April 24, 2012 @ 10:45am PDT
Mike Fleming

Owen Wilson The CoupEXCLUSIVE: Crime Scene Pictures has set Owen Wilson to star in The Coup, an action drama that that Devil helmer John Erick Dowdle will direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle. Crime Scene Pictures’ Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle to produce. Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway will executive produce. Filming begins in October in Southeast Asia. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales, while CAA is representing U.S. rights. The film is described as an intense thriller centered on an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves embroiled in a violent coup where rebels mercilessly attack the city. Wilson plays the father in a film that has the tone of Taken, and puts him in action mode for the first time since Behind Enemy Lines. Wilson’s repped by UTA. Read More »

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David Gordon Green-Directed Redo Of ‘Suspiria’ Set Up By Crime Scene Pictures

By | Tuesday April 10, 2012 @ 11:12am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The Dario Argento 1977 horror thriller Suspiria has been set for a remake that will be directed by Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green from a script he wrote with Chris Gebert. The search is on for Suzie, the young protagonist who travels to Europe to attend a world renowned school. After a series of brutal murders, the young American student learns that the academy is a front for something way more sinister than education. The original had a surreal, psychedelic tone that involved the supernatural, witches and a whole lotta blood.

The remake is backed by Crime Scene Pictures, whose partners Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are joining forces with producers Francesco Melzi d’Eril (Hotel Rwanda) from Memo Films and Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) under his First Sun film banner to produce and finance the remake. Rizal Risjad, Silvia Fendi and Philip Elway will executive produce and Lisa Muskat will co-produce. Wild Bunchwill sell foreign at Cannes in May and CAA will make the domestic distribution deal. Production begins in September.

“We love the style and energy of the original film – and David’s script brilliantly updates the world, presenting a rare opportunity to create an elegant, classic horror film,” Crime Scene partners Ripp and Paris said in a statement. They are in preproduction on the Joe Lynch-directed Kate Hudson-starrer Everly. Crime Scene is in post production on Gambit, … Read More »

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Kate Hudson Cast In Lead Role For ‘Everly’

By | Wednesday February 1, 2012 @ 8:47am PST

Kate Hudson is set to be cast in Everly, the Crime Scene Pictures project that Joe Lynch is directing. Crime Scene’s Rob Paris and Adam Ripp are producing with Anonymous Content’s Luke Rivett. The plan is for Sierra/Affinity to sell the film at next month’s European Film Market.

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